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Low-income families still need transportation scholarships

January 21, 2021

Ben DeGrow Mackinac Center for Public Policy For many students these days, getting to school entails logging on to a computer from the comforts of home. Yet as more families return to face-to-face instruction, the issue of school transportation will take ...

The (Zoom) room where it happens

January 21, 2021

Thomas A. Stander BridgeTower Media Newswires March 2020. At first, I thought — we all thought — mediations will have to be put on hold until we can do them “in person.” However, it quickly became apparent that doing anything in person ...

Your trademark is a household word, and worth fighting for

January 21, 2021

David Taylor BridgeTower Media Newswires You probably know that Jet Ski, Styrofoam and Xerox are all registered trademarks. Yet, they have become synonymous with the entire category of products in which they compete. Xerox Corporation has fought for years ...

Why early mediations often fail, and possible remedies

January 21, 2021

Eric Grasberger BridgeTower Media Newswires Mediation is commonly used in the construction claims process to resolve disputes. Twenty years ago, the typical mediation was conducted close to the trial date. The stakes were high. Tensions were higher. And the ...

How mediation can teach us to bridge social divides

January 21, 2021

Robert A. Baruch Bush BridgeTower Media Newswires Even after the election results are finalized and the new President inaugurated, one thing will remain unresolved – the deep divide within the nation that the campaigns for the presidency confirmed. ...

Lincoln takes yet another hit from those rewriting history

January 21, 2021

Hon. Michael Warren San Francisco’s school district has cancelled Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln High School is going to be renamed. Why? “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that ...